Read This Epic 100-Block NYC Eating Guide

This is impressive: two writers at Zagat — James Mulcahy and Food Republic contributor Jenny Miller — set out to rate the best restaurants in New York City. Not simply by category (say pizza, burger, Yunnan), but block-by-block! From the East Village all the way to Upper Broadway. We applaud the eating stamina here, and many of the picks (read the full list). But in particular, we endorse the following:

Third Street: Crispy Artichokes at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Seventh Street: De Pabellon Arepa at Caracas

14th Street: Tomato-Basil Spaghetti at Scarpetta

19th Street: Mushrooms at Craft

25th Street: Two-Egg Sandwich with Bacon at Johnny's Luncheonette

32nd Street: Cheese Ddeokbokki at Arang

39th Street: Mapo Tofu at Szechuan Gourmet

51st Street: Lunch Deal at Le Bernardin

69th Street: Lobster Bolognese at Telepan

97th Street: El Paso Taqueria's Shrimp Tacos

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